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John Francis Dillon
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Kru is a pioneer, living deeper in the jungle of northern Siam than any of his predecessors. He solves the problems caused by leopards and tigers attacking his stock by setting traps and killing those beasts. A baby chang (the Siamese word for elephant) is caught in his trap, and thinking he would tame it so it will work for him one day, he tethers it to a post under his house, which is on stilts. Its mother comes and destroys his house. Kru and his family flee to the village, where a mammoth herd of elephants suddenly appear and decimates the buildings in the village. But the villagers fight back.Written by
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Much of this film was done in the style of a documentary. Actual natives and wild animals were used with the intention of capturing the reality of the jungle. It must be noted, however, that some scenes were re-staged if they turned out to be unsatisfactory. See more »
The Great Herd near here? What foolish words be these, O grandson of a monkey?
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A product of its time; great music in the re-issue
There is more than a little irony in seeing a film that is so much like an anthropological field work, but with a superimposed plot structure and characterization that we now find unacceptably corny. The music is marvelous, by the famed Thai group Fong Naam, and the ethnographic details are rich.
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